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Dispersion-free slow light pulse and its functionalities
Author(s): T. Baba; H. Sasaki; J. Adachi; T. Kawasaki; D. Mori
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports two advances in a slow light device consisting of chirped photonic crystal slab coupled waveguide on SOI substrate. One is concerning the delay-bandwidth product, indicating the buffering capacity of the device. We experimentally evaluated a record high value of 57 (a 40 ps delay and a 1.4 THz bandwidth). We also observed a few picosecond wide optical pulse transmission in the cross-correlation measurement. Regarding the pulse as a signal and considering the broadening of the pulse width due to the imperfect dispersion compensation in the device, storage of more than 12 signal bits was confirmed. The other is a widerange tuning of the pulse delay. We propose a technique for externally controlling the chirping to permit variable delay. We demonstrate tuning of the pulse delay up to 23 ps, maintaining the average pulse width to be 3.3 ps. It corresponds to the tunable time shift of 8 bits and a ~7 mm extension of the free space length.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7226, Advances in Slow and Fast Light II, 722604 (3 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816332
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T. Baba, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
H. Sasaki, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
J. Adachi, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
T. Kawasaki, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
D. Mori, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)
Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7226:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light II
Selim M. Shahriar; Philip R. Hemmer; John R. Lowell, Editor(s)

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